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Grant Potter

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

http://ubos.net/ UBOS is a new Linux distro that aims to make it easier to run server-side apps for yourself, or for your family, on hardware or cloud servers you own.

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http://hackthenorth.com/ 1,000 students of different skill levels come together to experiment & create unique software & hardware projects from scratch

Grant Potter

http://hackthenorth.com/ 1,000 students of different skill levels come together from across the world to experiment & create unique software or hardware projects from scratch.

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How Sierra bet on open, easily cloned hardware & won http://www.filfre.net/2016/08/sierra-gets-creative/

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Digging my new #vr hardware

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The Zen of Making

1 min read

1. Don’t make something you don’t use yourself.

2. Know who you are making it for.

3. Know what you want out of it.

4. Make projects, not platforms.

5. Respect the intelligence of the beginner.

6. Experts are not the best advisors when you want to make tools for beginners.

7. If nobody complains you're doing something wrong.

8. Including people is hard (but necessary)

9. Good hardware, good software, good explanations, and generous users make a great project

10. If you're not prepared to have someone adapt, improve, clone, or trash your work, don't share it.

11. Open source software doesn't necessarily translate into a business model... open source hardware must.

12. Expect resistance... and conspiracy theories.

13. Don’t let the fact that you don't know what you're doing stop you.